On The Friday, June 8, 2018 Edition Of Idaho Matters:

Jun 8, 2018
  • Friday Reporter Roundtable.
  • Promoting advance care planning for Idahoans.
  • Idaho's dark skies.

- We assemble our team of Idaho journalists to discuss the week's events in Boise, the Treasure Valley and beyond. This week we'll have Kimberlee Kruesi of the Associated Press-Idaho, Scott McIntosh of the Idaho Press and Betsy Russell of the Idaho Press join host Gemma Gaudette.

- Advance care planning allows people to make choices about their healthcare should they become unable to do so in the future. We discuss the options and advantages of advance care planning with Honoring Choices Idaho, a nonprofit organization that promotes discussions about the importance of planning.

- Light pollution is the presence of artificial light in the night sky and as development has increased throughout the west, astronomers lament the lack clean, dark skies to observe the heavens. Fortunately, Idaho is home to some of the darkest skies in America and we'll talk about efforts to create a "dark sky reserve" with Stanley mayor Steve Botti and former Ketchum mayor Nina Jonas.